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1-29-2012 @ 7:32PM
instead of always nerfing whatever class is on top, whether it be damage or healing or tanking, i just wish sometimes that Blizzard would BUFF the other classes. if i had to pick ONE reason for so much of the community negativity and angst, i would have to say that everyone always being taken down a notch (perceived or otherwise) leads to a negative impression and a negative attitude. people don't want to be put down, they want to be lifted up. it's basic psychology. if paladins are tops right now, and druids (hypothetically) are struggling, don't make the paladins worse, make the druids better. ther entire community would rejoice.
1-30-2012 @ 11:01AM
The player in me sympathizes - it's a lot more fun to get buffed than nerfed. However, the game designer in me understands what constantly buffing everyone leads to. Without getting too far into arcane discussions about balancing theory:The problem isn't that Hpallies at overpowered in general, or else Blizzard would have just nerfed their passives. The problem is that Holy Radiance spam is too effective as a tactic. If we buff every other healer instead of nerfing Holy Radiance, game balance between classes may have been improved but the balanc between players and raid bosses has been altered; you've essentially just nerfed all of the PVE content in the game, and the effect on PVP would be even bigger. The same way you nerfed raids, you've altered the balance between healers and everyone else. Healing is already very strong in PVP, and now keeping big groups alive in BGs is even easier.Sometimes a nerf is necessary, even if players don't like them. It's much more elegant to nerf one spell than to change the whole composition of every aspect of the game.
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